Toyota Kirloskar Motor has quashed the rumour about the discontinuation of the Toyota Corolla Altis brand and could replace the current model with the next-gen version
It was earlier reported that Toyota Kirloskar Motor plans to put an end to Toyota Corolla Altis in the Indian market. However, a report from The Economic Times claims that India could soon receive the twelfth-gen model. The latest generation Toyota Corolla Altis has been on sale on the global market for a while now. The new-gen model is available exclusively with a petrol engine. Sitting on the new GA-C platform, the global-spec Corolla Altis is offered with a full-hybrid variant. However, this fully-hybrid version is unlikely to be launched in India due to its high price.
Toyota Corolla Altis is going to receive twelfth generation updates
For the India market, Toyota Corolla Altis, in comparison with other C-segment sedans, can be considered a best-selling model. Toyota’s sedan accounts for over 50 per cent of the overall sales of the segment. However, to look at the bigger picture, the C-segment sedan is suffering a fall in popularity. Car buyers are flocking into the SUV segment. In that perspective, the C-segment sedan space is losing to the soaring C-segment SUV counterpart. An overall underwhelming prospect of the segment is concerning for all models of this segment. All C-segment sedans are imported, not locally manufactured because localization is unlikely to yield rewards in this segment. Thereby, the prices of the C-segment sedans are particularly high, which, in turns, disheartens customers from purchasing models of this segment. For this reason, the discontinuation of Toyota’s mid-size sedan has been much talked.
New-gen Toyota Corolla will meet the upcoming BSVI standards
However, N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, denied all the speculations around the discontinuation of the Toyota Corolla Altis, saying, “Officially there is no discussion on stopping Corolla.” He also added that Toyota Kirloskar Motor is having a discussion with the mother company about the next-gen Corolla Altis for India. The next-gen Corolla Altis will be compliant with the upcoming BSVI. However, the launch date of this model is not confirmed yet. To get more car news, visit our site IndianAuto.com